by Matt Ayres
The construction of four new Cycle Superhighways will aim to make London's streets safer.
By transforming streets and spaces, boosting safety for cyclists, the capital hopes to treble the number of cycle journeys made over the next ten years.
Improving conditions for the hundreds of thousands of people who are already cycling daily in London, The Cycle Superhighway programme hopes to encourage more people to choose two wheels over four for their regular journeys.
Work begins in March, and is due to be completed at the end of 2015. A programme of communication and traffic management will be carried out to ensure that these works can be done with minimum disruption to the roads.
British Cycling's Policy Adviser and former racing cyclist Chris Boardman is supporting the improvements. "This vision for large-scale, properly segregated cycle ways will make cycling a more attractive transport option, creating a more pleasant, healthy and sustainable London for everyone," he says.
"The move brings the Capital one step closer to creating a true cycling culture to rival cities like Copenhagen and Amsterdam.
"But most importantly of all, it will set a standard for the rest of the country."
Four Cycle Superhighways are already open: CS2: Stratford - Aldgate, CS3: Barking - Tower Gateway, CS7: Merton - City, CS8: Wandsworth - Westminster. Improvements to these existing routes have also been announced.